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Founded in Kohima on 15 June 2013 by Dr Michael Heneise and Dr Kekhrie Yhome, and registered as a trust in Nagaland state on 12 February 2014, the main objectives of The Kohima Institute are to engage in teaching and research at the postgraduate level, facilitating innovation and critical thinking toward the development of communities in Nagaland, as well as in Northeast India, and in the wider Zomia region (see below). Specific aims include hi-level postgraduate teaching, international student exchange, archival and heritage conservation, qualitative and quantitative research, scholarly publications, expansive library facilities, high-level scholarly conferences, and the provision of infrastructures that foster knowledge dissemination and exchange.

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Research Projects

A research-focused institution, the Kohima Institute engages in a variety of research projects that receive funding from a variety of donors, foundations, and public and private funding bodies. The wide-ranging expertise of Institute scholars also means that research projects can range from highly theoretical works, to works involving technical skills such as the collection of quantitative data and surveys for development projects. On this page we will provide highlights for each current, on-going project, and provide links to more detailed project documents as they are made available by each project team.

Social History of the 1944 Battle of Kohima

Social History of the 1944 Battle of Kohima

Historians of the Battle of Kohima and events surrounding it have focused largely on military accounts, strategies, movements, decisions, and important moments that lead to larger outcomes of during the war. Communities affected directly or indirectly by the battle and the larger conflict have only been touched...

Anthropology of Mission in Northeast India

There are a handful of histories of mission or missionary activity in Northeast India, however, the purpose of this project is to approach the subject form a sociological point of view, taking into account the wider economic, historical and political contexts that come to bear on the efforts carried out by various ...

Preserving the Karbi Kecharhe Alun Funeral Epic in Assam July 2017 - July 2018

The aim of this project is to record and transcribe five full versions of the Kecharhe Alun funeral epic in Karbi Anglong, Assam. Performed from memory, the Kecharhe Alun is the most significant, and longest (several days) single piece of ...



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